The watch came in and immediately it looks like it had taken in some moisture along with some sort of tinkering from a previous repairer. Face value the watch was not working and required some new parts. The rotor had also been replaced with a generic one (possibly damaged by water) this automatic movement is a […]
This category will store all the posts and pages that focus around watchmaking.
Here we have a lovely vintage JLC Powermatic, as i understand it the Powermatics were one of the first “Bumper ” movements (automatic’s) with a power reserve. The bumper movement was a early attempt of automatic winding, however the rotor did not rotate a full 360 degrees but a smaller amount with the help of […]
As i have been busy with work, i haven’t had a chance to post any new updates on the site. Watch this space!
Moddasar sent in this watch, it was the second time he had sent it where he purchased it stating the watch would stop when running. This was odd seeing that the watch was brand new! Not confident of a resolve with the original supplier i was asked to service the watch. I enjoy working on […]
Tristan sent in his father’s watch, it has been sitting in a drawer for years, he wanted to get it back up running and presented back to his father for his anniversary. The watch was running sporadically when i received it, there was also a problem with the date switching over, this is a known problem […]
So i finally got around to playing around on the lathe (that i purchased over a year ago) I have had a pocket watch for a while that needed a new stem, this was the ideal project to put the the theory of using a lathe into practice and try and create the missing piece – […]
I was looking for a new project and this item popped up online so i managed to bag it at a good price. This tool is used to print on dials and this technology is still used today. The tool arrived in a dire state, rust, flaking paint and just years of paint and dirt. […]
John had sent me in two of these wonderful single pusher chronographs watches for restoration along with a third donor watch if extra parts are required. The watches originally belonged to his friend who had sadly passed. The hope was to have the watches restored and used as a keepsake for the owners wife. These watches […]
Recently this Seiko can across my bench, it was sent in the from the Netherlands and wasn’t in working condition and looks to have taken in water at some point. Having looking at the watch it seems that either all the gaskets have diminished or the watch was put back without them! A new […]
This watch is powered by the Landeron 48 movement. The chronograph functions were not working. This watch definitely needed a service! The watch is dissembled After the watch parts have been cleaned, mainspring replaced and the parts checked for any defects the watch can be put back together. The watch was then […]